An ignition distributor is a cylindrical object, about the size of a can of beans, with rubber covered wires as thick as a pencil sticking out from the engine, the wires are connected to the spark plugs. It distributes the electricity to each spark plug in the correct order. Care must be taken when reaching near the distributor with the ignition switched on, as high voltage electricity will travel to vehicle earth via the shortest path.
The part of the engine which solely controls the timing of the ignition spark going to the plugs. On your VW, you will have a plastic cap which has 1 center wire coming in from the coil surrounded by 4 wires going to the spark plugs. Inside, you'll find the points; the condenser (with the green wire) hangs off the side.
Mechanical device driven by engine camshaft which serves as a switch to deliver electrically to spark plugs one at a time and times ("advances" or "retards") ignitions spark relative to piston position on the compression stroke, amount of spark advance may be controlled by: Vacuum type - engine intake manifold vacuum; greater advance as vacuum increases. Centrifugal type - centrifugal force which increases as engine speed increases. Vacuum-centrifugal type - combination of engine vacuum and engine speed.
A component of the ignition system containing the breaker points and cam, centrifugal advance and vacuum-advance mechanisms and a shaft usually driven be the camshaft. The high voltage generated by the coil passes into the center terminal of the cap mounted on top of the distributor housing. From there, it passes down the rotor, and as the rotor turns it distributes the current to terminals connected by high-tension wires to the sparkplugs.
Rotating mechanism that distributes high-tension voltage to each spark plug in the correct order.
electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
a device that allows one IgnitionCoil to provide spark to more than one (distribute) cylinder
a mechanical device which is used to transmit a high tension electrical impulse to a given spark plug at a given time for a given duration
An electrical switching device that controls the production and distribution of high-voltage charges to the spark plugs in the correct sequence.
Any company that owns, operates and maintains local distribution lines. In Ontario, there are about 90 distributors including Hydro One Networks, Toronto Hydro, Hydro Ottawa, Cornwall Electric and Great Lakes Power. Distributors are usually defined as using voltages less than 50,000 volts.
The moving part of the internal-combustion engine ignition system that directs the high-voltage current from the coil to the spark plugs in the proper firing order.
Ignoring the fuel distributor on diesels, the distributor commonly refers to the device that distributes spark to each of the spark plug wires at the right time. Both Magnetos and Battery Ignitions have a distributor. The distributor consists of a rotating shaft (timed ultimately to the crankshaft via the camshaft or a gear) that turns the rotor. The rotor makes and breaks contact with the spark plug wires via the distributor cap. Simultaneously the same shaft opens and closes the points.
A rotary switch that distributes the high voltage ignition spark and delivers it to the proper cylinders at the right moment.
A device used to distribute the HT current to the individual spark plugs. The distributor may also contain the advance and retard mechanism. On some older cars, the distributor also contains the contact breaker points assembly.
Device used in the ignition system of some multi-cylinder machines to send the high tension part of the correct cylinder.
A device that transfers voltage to the spark plug. A rotor in the distributor spins and touches contacts that are connected to spark plug wires. The wires then conduct the voltage to the spark plug.
A device that distributes an electric charge to the spark plugs via a piece of metal that rotates to reach sequential contact points. The rotating action is timed with the rotation of the engine in order to distribute an electric charge to the right spark plug, at the right time, and in the right sequence.
The distributor is responsible for channeling electricity from the ignition coil to each of the engine's spark plugs.
Part of the ignition, which sends pulses of electricity to the spark plugs.
A device used to direct electrical current to spark plugs.
A company that owns or operates the power lines that transport electricity on local low voltage networks.
An engine component that consists of a rotating shaft which turns a rotor. The rotary motion distributes sparks to the spark plug wires at timed intervals (via the distributor cap), simultaneously opening and closing the points.
A mechanically driven device on an engine that is responsible for electrically firing the spark plug at a predetermined point of the piston stroke.
A component of the ignition system, usually driven by the camshaft that directs high-voltage surges to the spark plugs in the proper sequence.
The distributor in the ignition system of an internal combustion engine is a device which routes the high voltage in the correct firing order to the spark plugs.